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Fikret Atay
Turkish, born 1976

This work was made in Batman, in the Kurdish part of Turkey. It involves two boys singing a traditional Kurdish wedding song in a cash machine booth. They do so with made-up words, indeed, hardly even words at all. The work reflects on the ability to maintain a local identity in the context of a globalizing world.

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Fikret Atay
Rebels of the Dance, 2002
Colour video, sound